Matthew 8:22

“But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But Iesus said vnto him, Follow me, & let the dead, bury their dead.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But Jesus *said to him, "Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Jesus saith unto him, Follow me; and leave the dead to bury their own dead.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Jesus said to him, Come after me; and let the dead take care of their dead.
- Basic English Bible

But Jesus said to him, Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.
- Darby Bible

But Jesus said to him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
- Webster's Bible

Follow me, said Jesus, "and leave the dead to bury their own dead."
- Weymouth Bible

But Jesus said to him, "Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead."
- World English Bible

But Jhesus seide to hym, Sue thou me, and lete deed men birie her deede men.
- Wycliffe Bible

and Jesus said to him, `Follow me, and suffer the dead to bury their own dead.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 8:22


8:22 But Jesus said - When God calls, leave the business of the world to them who are dead to God.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 8:22


Mt 8:22 Follow me. The highest of all duties, now discharged by becoming his disciple, obeying him and making his life our example. Let the dead bury their dead. Those spiritually dead will attend to the last rites of them who have died naturally.

Discussion for Matthew 8

  • Fran
    Remember Jesus say's that everyone that say's Lord Lord will not enter into the kingdom. They will say Lord we cast devil's and many works in your name but he will say that your work was of iniquity. This may be why it say's the children of the kingdom will be cast into outer darkness. The Jews were his children as well but the first group did not make it to the promise land because of unbelief.
  • George John
    Comment*
    I learnt that God's kingdom is always inherited and attained through hilliness, faithfulness and obedience towards what God requires you or me to do in our daily life.
  • Gamaliel
    To Derek; The kingdom of Heaven is the place (heaven itself) The children of the kingdom are those of us who are on earth (the Kingdom of God). Jesus marveled that this non-Jew had the understanding of how faith works. The children of the kingdom suffer from ignorance and suffer here on earth because they wont use the faith given them to overcome sickness and poverty.
  • DEREK EUVRARD
    I don't understand why it's states that the children of the kingdom will be cast into the outer darkness and gnawed by teeth...
  • Charles fiorucci
    proves peter was a married man not the first pope like the roman catholic church
    teaches and jesus christ is the rock not peter people are deceived in a false gospel
    peter had a mother in law therefore he was married unlike the harlot church which
    teaches celebacy which is not scriptural that is why the majority of priests are homosexual
    repent or hell awaits this false gospel of rome
  • Janet
    I know God has always been there for me even when the devil has tried to take me out God has blocked him every-time we need to know prayer works just have faith and know he will never leave you

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